QLR memorial complete

In 2016, I was approached by the Queen's Lancashire Regiment and asked to help with the design and construction of a memorial that was to commemorate all those who served in their Regiment. They were very specific, the memorial was to be situated at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire and dedicated on the 23rd [...]

By |2020-12-23T13:15:55+00:00December 23rd, 2020|Memorials, public art, Sculpture|Comments Off on QLR memorial complete

Carved stone seating

Carved stone seating installed at memorial site. It was great to finally install the carved stone seating next to the memorial for the 10th Battalion the Parachute Regiment last week. The carved stone seating has a profile inspired by the iconic shape of the Dakota aircraft that carried the parachutists of this regiment. The memorial, [...]

By |2020-08-05T14:46:02+00:00August 5th, 2020|lettering, Memorials, public art, relief carving, Sculpture, stone seating|Comments Off on Carved stone seating

Granite sculpture visit

Granite sculpture visit. It was lovely to visit the first granite sculpture that I have ever made last weekend. It was a commission for Mountsorrel Quarry to commemorate the opening of the old quarry to the general public back in 2009 (ish). As I sat opposite the granite quarry manager in his Leicestershire office, my [...]

By |2020-02-26T17:33:34+00:00February 26th, 2020|Memorials, public art, relief carving, Sculpture, stonemasonry|Comments Off on Granite sculpture visit

Garden sculpture throwback

Garden sculpture was something that I began my career making prior to creating large scale public art and memorial works. Going back 20 years, I would regularly sell garden sculpture such as birdbaths, sundials, stone benches etc. These would be bespoke designs and I would regularly sell them at venues such as Hampton Court Palace [...]

By |2020-01-31T15:37:13+00:00January 31st, 2020|lettering, Sculpture, stone seating, stonemasonry, sundial|Comments Off on Garden sculpture throwback

Sculpture unveiled spectacularly

Sculpture unveiled in Leicestershire. The sculpture that I have been working on over the last few months has been unveiled near Burrough on the Hill in Leicestershire. The sculptural memorial remembers the 10th Battalion the Parachute Regiment who were stationed around the villages of Somerby, Burrough on the Hill and Thorpe Satchville near Melton Mowbray [...]

By |2019-09-16T17:41:08+00:00September 16th, 2019|lettering, Memorials, public art, relief carving, Sculpture, Uncategorised|Comments Off on Sculpture unveiled spectacularly

Sculpture installation imminent

The commemorative memorial that I have been working on since March is complete and sculpture installation will take place next week. The 3 piece bas relief Woodkirk sandstone carving is a tribute to the men of the 10th Battalion the Parachute Regiment, many of whom lost their lives in the 2nd World War during Operation [...]

By |2019-08-28T20:40:27+00:00August 28th, 2019|lettering, Memorials, public art, relief carving, Sculpture|Comments Off on Sculpture installation imminent

Relief carving in sandstone

The relief carving in sandstone to commemorate the 10th Battalion the Parachute Regiment is almost complete. I have been working since March on the 3 piece sculpture which captures images of the Regiment who spent 9 months in the villages near Somerby in Leicestershire during World War 2. The Regiment then took part in the [...]

By |2019-07-25T12:51:01+00:00July 25th, 2019|Memorials, public art, relief carving, Sculpture|Comments Off on Relief carving in sandstone

Relief carved sculpture progress update

The relief carved sculpture to commemorate the 10th Battalion the Parachute Regiment is progressing very well. I began carving the work at the beginning of April and have been working on all 3 of the panels. The sculpture is almost 6m long and will be sited near Somerby in Leicestershire in September. The work recognises [...]

By |2019-07-03T22:07:46+00:00July 3rd, 2019|Memorials, public art, relief carving, Sculpture|Comments Off on Relief carved sculpture progress update

Carved stone features for National Defence and Rehabilitation Centre

Carved stone features for National Defence and Rehabilitation Centre I have recently installed these works into the beautiful grounds of Stamford Hall near Loughborough. The Hall is now home to the National Defence and Rehabilitation Centre https://www.thednrc.org.uk/ which has been moved from Headley Court. The carved stone features were completed in time to mark the change [...]

By |2019-02-25T10:05:36+00:00February 25th, 2019|Sculpture, stone seating|Comments Off on Carved stone features for National Defence and Rehabilitation Centre

WW1 memorial unveiled in Coalville

  WW1 Memorial unveiled in Coalville to commemorate 100 years since the end of the Great War A while ago, I was asked to create a memorial for the Leicestershire town of Coalville to commemorate 100 years since the end of the Great War. I worked alongside a local Heritage group and we decided that [...]

By |2019-02-13T17:22:18+00:00November 22nd, 2018|Memorials, public art, relief carving, Sculpture|Comments Off on WW1 memorial unveiled in Coalville